Isthmuses can only be clearly seen from space. Isthmuses are a long, narrow stretch of land that connects to pieces of land that are much larger and much wider than the isthmus. Isthmuses tend to have grassy surfaces and rocky sides. There is usually water surrounding the isthmus on both of its sides.
The word isthmus comes from the Greek word isthmos meaning "narrow neck of land".
List of IsthmusesEdit
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- Isthmus near Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
- Neck in Bruny Island, Tasmania - connects North and South Bruny.
- Auckland isthmus, which connects the Northland Peninsula to the rest of New Zealand's North Island. The narrowest section between the Manukau Harbour and the Tamaki River (a bay, despite the name) is barely 2 km wide, even though Northland extends over 300 km further.
- Wellington International Airport is located on the Rongotai isthmus, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealand's capital city
- Isthmus of Bolbs, which joins Gibraltar to mainland Spain.
- Isthmus of Corinth, which connects the Peloponnese peninsula to the rest of Greece.
- Isthmus of Potidea, connecting the Kassandra peninsula with the mainland of Greece.
- Isthmus of Thomas, connecting the Preston peninsula with the mainland of Ray
- La Coupée isthmus in Sark.
- Forth-Clyde isthmus in Scotland.
- Mavis Grind isthmus in Shetland, UK.
- Tyne-Solway Isthmus in England, along the Stanegate in Roman times main forts at Corbridge and Carlisle.
- Isthmus of Suez - the isthmus between North Africa and Sinai Peninsula, in Egypt where the Suez Canal is located.